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Mount Juliet, TN Raving since 2021 active 2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Other triathlon distance McMinnville, TN Sep 21, 2019 2:48:07
Marathon Nashville, TN Nov 22, 2020 5:45:44
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2013 2:23:36
10 Miler Goodlettsville, TN 2012 1:49:56
10K Nashville, TN May 30, 2020 1:16:42
5K Nashville, TN May 4, 2019 34:14

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Springdale, UT Mar 5, 2022
Half Marathon Ashford, WA Jul 16, 2022
Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ 2022
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH 2023

Past Races (34)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 18, 2021 2:58:38
5K West Yellowstone, MT Jun 11, 2021 38:14
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 11, 2021 3:02:47
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 4, 2021 2:56:51
5K Wilson, WY Jun 4, 2021 36:56
Half Marathon Woodville, AL Mar 21, 2021 2:34:50
Half Marathon Needville, TX Dec 5, 2020 2:50:41
Marathon Nashville, TN Nov 22, 2020 5:45:44
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 12, 2020 2:53:04
Half Marathon Elkmont, AL Jun 13, 2020 3:00:32
10K Nashville, TN May 30, 2020 1:16:42
Half Marathon Cadiz, KY May 22, 2020 3:16:51
Half Marathon Lahaina, HI Jan 19, 2020 2:36:32
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Nov 23, 2019 2:45:38
Other triathlon distance McMinnville, TN Sep 21, 2019 2:48:07
5K Nashville, TN May 4, 2019 34:14
Half Marathon Saint Petersburg, FL Jan 20, 2019 2:45:22
5K Townsend, TN Sep 7, 2018 37:27
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 7, 2018 3:12:17
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 28, 2018 2:52:40
Half Marathon Lynchburg, TN Apr 7, 2018 2:45:36
10 Miler Goodlettsville, TN Nov 4, 2017 2:04:23
Half Marathon Murfreesboro, TN Oct 14, 2017 2:43:54
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 29, 2017 3:02:40
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 30, 2016 2:54:17
Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 25, 2015 5:50:26
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Sep 27, 2014 2:51:08
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Aug 31, 2014 2:54:37
10K Anaheim, CA Aug 30, 2014 1:20:08
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 12, 2014 6:09:35
Half Marathon Concord, NC Mar 24, 2013 2:30:46
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2013 2:23:36
10 Miler Goodlettsville, TN 2012 1:49:56
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2010 4:09:05

My Raves

The difficult rating is spot on! Definitely a butt-kicker but worth the burn. VR never disappoints in course selection or scenery. The first 3 miles on a gravel road was … MORE

The difficult rating is spot on! Definitely a butt-kicker but worth the burn. VR never disappoints in course selection or scenery. The first 3 miles on a gravel road was ok and the rest is on nicely paved road. Miles 5 – 8 were up, up, and up. I walked those miles and most everyone around me did as well. Mile 8 started a great downhill section that was a welcome respite. One last hill at mile 11.5 and then down to the finish line in Keystone. The pacers were great and really helped on the hills and ultimately finishing in my desired time. VR always has plenty of great snacks in a nice to go box when you finish so that you don’t have to eat right away and can try some great products later. I loved that there was a festival in Keystone on race day. It made for a great day enjoying the town after the race!

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Yellowstone is a must do in the Vacation Races series. The 5K is a great little starter to get a feel for the first part of the half marathon race … MORE

Yellowstone is a must do in the Vacation Races series. The 5K is a great little starter to get a feel for the first part of the half marathon race course. It follows a short distance thru town and then a gravel road that’s actually a good road for being gravel. Vacation Races always does an excellent job with race organization, communication, and giving helpful detailed info. The swag and race merchandise variety is always great too. The Tetons/Yellowstone races are a definite must do.

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Yellowstone was an all trail run course. I did the back to back weekends (Tetons/Yellowstone). After 8 days prior of running and then hiking daily in the mountains, my performance … MORE

Yellowstone was an all trail run course. I did the back to back weekends (Tetons/Yellowstone). After 8 days prior of running and then hiking daily in the mountains, my performance wasn’t great. I also struggled with the altitude. Not the race’s fault, I wish my body would do more! The course was challenging for me with lots of rocky, uneven trail. I still love Vacation Races and would do this race again. Vacation Races always does an excellent job with race organization, communication, and giving helpful detailed info. The swag and race merchandise variety is always great too. The Tetons/Yellowstone races are a definite must do.

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Great 5K starter to the Tetons Half weekend. Course runs along road and then a greenway. It's a good way to get the legs loose for the half marathon the … MORE

Great 5K starter to the Tetons Half weekend. Course runs along road and then a greenway. It’s a good way to get the legs loose for the half marathon the next day. A few hickups on this one in the start/finish but VR organizers are the best at seeing their errors, learning from them, and not repeating them. They are the best!

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The views in this race are absolutely stunning. I had a hard time with the altitude but loved the views. I stopped and took pictures several times along the route. … MORE

The views in this race are absolutely stunning. I had a hard time with the altitude but loved the views. I stopped and took pictures several times along the route. You see the Tetons the whole route and the finish line is breathtaking. It’s worth the race just for the finish line. Vacation Races does an excellent job of communicating what to expect and helping you. You should do this race for sure!

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Great race that I'd do again. Scenery was great and cave finish was unique and well organized. Finish line food, snacks, cave gift shop were all awesome. Only improvement I'd … MORE

Great race that I’d do again. Scenery was great and cave finish was unique and well organized. Finish line food, snacks, cave gift shop were all awesome.
Only improvement I’d recommend is more port-a-potties at the start. Lines were way too long to wait.

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Official race was cancelled but with travel already paid for I went to location and ran race anyway. Beautiful scenery with super nice park rangers. MORE

Official race was cancelled but with travel already paid for I went to location and ran race anyway. Beautiful scenery with super nice park rangers.

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I adore this race and would run it every year if I could. Participant slots are by a lottery system, but you're given plenty of time to train if you … MORE

I adore this race and would run it every year if I could. Participant slots are by a lottery system, but you’re given plenty of time to train if you get in. You’ve got to commit to a good hill training plan to complete this race well. The scenery is absolutely beautiful in November in Percy Warner Park and the fall colors are amazing. I love the small community that runs this race and the race shirts are the best! I love that you get the # of monkeys slayed on the sleeve of your shirt that corresponds to the # of years you’ve completed the race. If you’re lucky enough to get a lottery spot, don’t skip it! Train, train, train and run those hills! Slay that monkey!

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I love the Vacation Races produced runs. This is a gem that goes thru the back roads of Townsend TN. It's rolling hills and flat, making it a very approachable … MORE

I love the Vacation Races produced runs. This is a gem that goes thru the back roads of Townsend TN. It’s rolling hills and flat, making it a very approachable race.

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Virtual run. Chose location of old railroad made into a trail in Elkmont AL. Nice trail that's flat with nice locals. Cute center trailhead with historic railway car display. MORE

Virtual run. Chose location of old railroad made into a trail in Elkmont AL. Nice trail that’s flat with nice locals. Cute center trailhead with historic railway car display.

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Nice virtual race with good swag. A great way to stay active during the pandemic. Good experience with website and with receiving swag timely from the company. MORE

Nice virtual race with good swag. A great way to stay active during the pandemic. Good experience with website and with receiving swag timely from the company.

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Ran virtually in 2020. Wish I could've been in Boston. Ran instead at Land Between the Lakes in KY. Nice trail with lake view at the end. Was super hot … MORE

Ran virtually in 2020. Wish I could’ve been in Boston. Ran instead at Land Between the Lakes in KY. Nice trail with lake view at the end. Was super hot the day I ran and friend had to walk the last 3 miles due to overheating.

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The best part of this race is the views! Right along the ocean for a good portion of the race. Saw a whale while I was running just after sunrise. … MORE

The best part of this race is the views! Right along the ocean for a good portion of the race. Saw a whale while I was running just after sunrise. Course is pretty flat and the locals are really nice.

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The beloved Flying Monkey full marathon added a half marathon in 2019 and I ran the inaugural event. The race course is difficult running through the super scenic Percy Warner … MORE

The beloved Flying Monkey full marathon added a half marathon in 2019 and I ran the inaugural event. The race course is difficult running through the super scenic Percy Warner park hills. The hills are 100% worth the views. Running through Percy Warner in November when the leaves are golden is one of my favorite things. It’s an amazing experience to savor. Well run event, great people, awesome volunteers.

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This is truly a great starter sprint triathlon. The starter run through the cave is great. The bike leg isn't too hard and have great scenery and the kayak is … MORE

This is truly a great starter sprint triathlon. The starter run through the cave is great. The bike leg isn’t too hard and have great scenery and the kayak is challenging with wonderful scenery. Kayak was challenging for me because I have weak arm strength but was still doable. The race production went smoothly and the volunteers were super nice. I’d do this one again!

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The TDOC 5K is a must do for history buffs. It's held on the campus of the historic TN state prison. The prison has been used to as a location … MORE

The TDOC 5K is a must do for history buffs. It’s held on the campus of the historic TN state prison. The prison has been used to as a location for several films including The Green Mile. It’s normally a closed location but they open the campus for some brief looks at the old prison as part of this event. It’s worth doing the 5K just to get to get to hear the history talks and get a look at the old prison. There’s no medal and the race communication is sometimes lacking, but if you get the chance, just go. It’s well worth the time.

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Nice half marathon with good organization. Good hotel available right at start/finish line. Course runs along the road and through neighborhoods. You can see some of the backwaters at times, … MORE

Nice half marathon with good organization. Good hotel available right at start/finish line. Course runs along the road and through neighborhoods. You can see some of the backwaters at times, but most of the time you can’t see the water. When I ran the event, the wind was very strong. It was taking 1 step forward and being blown 2 steps backward. Nice police presence along roads.

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I love the Vacation Races produced runs. This is a gem that goes thru the back roads of Townsend TN. It's rolling hills and flat, making it a very approachable … MORE

I love the Vacation Races produced runs. This is a gem that goes thru the back roads of Townsend TN. It’s rolling hills and flat, making it a very approachable race. The weekend opportunity to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is icing on the cake.

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Love Vacation Races. The 5K that's part of the Great Smoky Mountain weekend is run on a paved greenway thru Townsend and loops a large field. The field most people … MORE

Love Vacation Races. The 5K that’s part of the Great Smoky Mountain weekend is run on a paved greenway thru Townsend and loops a large field. The field most people prefer to walk as it’s very uneven ground. Still the production from VR is always top class.

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I ran my 6th RnR Nashville in 2018. It's a great hometown race running through iconic parts of downtown Nashville and music row. The stages with live music along the … MORE

I ran my 6th RnR Nashville in 2018. It’s a great hometown race running through iconic parts of downtown Nashville and music row. The stages with live music along the route make it a unique experience. The 36,000+ runners lined up on race morning as far as the eye can see is amazing to be a part of. The race draws a great number of supporters and roadside cheerers. For those that don’t live in middle TN, the rolling hills can be a challenge but aren’t too terrible. Definitely a unique experience.

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The Oak Barrel has great middle TN scenery, wonderful swag, and an awesome after race food party. Whiskey Hill is a butt kicker to tackle but creates a great sense … MORE

The Oak Barrel has great middle TN scenery, wonderful swag, and an awesome after race food party. Whiskey Hill is a butt kicker to tackle but creates a great sense of accomplishment when you reach the top. The April race date in TN can be either warm or some years it can snow. It snowed at the start in 2018. The locals are wonderful and it’s a well organized race.

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This race is wonderful. It's smaller and run by the Nashville Striders running club. The Striders do a wonderful job with the races they organize. The course has some really … MORE

This race is wonderful. It’s smaller and run by the Nashville Striders running club. The Striders do a wonderful job with the races they organize. The course has some really great scenery of farmland. Local volunteers are always very nice and full of smiles. The race swag is beyond with an amazing sweatshirt. I love this little race.

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The Middle Half is a fairly flat course for middle TN. The course runs thru college campus, downtown, around the square, and along some main highways. It's not the most … MORE

The Middle Half is a fairly flat course for middle TN. The course runs thru college campus, downtown, around the square, and along some main highways. It’s not the most majestic scenery but the sections around the town square and thru historic downtown are great. The local people are always great and full of smiles.

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Ran this race for the 5th time in 2017. It's a great way to see iconic views of Nashville and the music stages along the race make for a unique … MORE

Ran this race for the 5th time in 2017. It’s a great way to see iconic views of Nashville and the music stages along the race make for a unique experience. It’s a large race with well over 30K runners.

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Ran this race for the 4th time in 2016. It's a great way to see iconic views of Nashville and the music stages along the race make for a unique … MORE

Ran this race for the 4th time in 2016. It’s a great way to see iconic views of Nashville and the music stages along the race make for a unique experience. It’s a large race with well over 30K runners.

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Ran the 19.3 miles (10K + Half) Dumbo Double Dare in 2014. Fun race and got to meet Jeff Galloway. Course is flat from what I remember. Fun weekend. MORE

Ran the 19.3 miles (10K + Half) Dumbo Double Dare in 2014. Fun race and got to meet Jeff Galloway. Course is flat from what I remember. Fun weekend.

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Ran the 19.3 miles (10K + Half) Dumbo Double Dare in 2014. Fun race and got to meet Jeff Galloway. Course is flat from what I remember. Fun weekend. MORE

Ran the 19.3 miles (10K + Half) Dumbo Double Dare in 2014. Fun race and got to meet Jeff Galloway. Course is flat from what I remember. Fun weekend.

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